Motor Equipment Operator I

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on October 6, 2021
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Performs routine work in operating motorized equipment and performing related manual tasks under regular supervision. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Operates a dump truck and other equipment, such as a backhoe, skid-steer loader, and a trencher used to transport dirt, gravel and other materials
  • Operates a variety of equipment used by the County for maintenance and construction
  • Operates power mowers, weedeaters, chippers and related equipment used to maintain facilities and grounds
  • Operates a large capacity mower and tractors with implements
  • When not operating heavy equipment, performs manual tasks related to the operation of the equipment
  • Operates electric and gas-powered tools such as saws, drills, tampers and wrenches
  • Applies seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and other compounds
  • Performs routine driver maintenance using checklists
  • Performs manual tasks for the routine maintenance and game preparation for sport fields
  • Performs skilled tasks and labor in the construction and repair of pavilions, playgrounds, retaining walls, or other related park improvements
  • Performs snow removal related tasks and is subject to 24 hour on call for snow removal or standby for county declared emergencies
  • May perform worksite supervision of temporary workers
  • May service and make minor repairs to equipment
  • Assists in loading and unloading transported material and equipment


Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required: Some experience in the operation of motorized equipment.
Certifications/ Licenses
Required: Valid Virginia driver's license with good driving record. Possession of a Class A commercial driver's license with an air brake certification (or be able to obtain within the first six months of employment).
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer physical examination. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.
Supervisory Responsibilities
May perform worksite supervision of temporary workers


Part-time employees are not eligible for employee benefits.

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered position. County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match

Roanoke County

Roanoke , VA